Pedestrian Access to the Gateway Arch From Downtown
Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges are closed. This leaves Walnut St. as the only point of entry to the Arch grounds from the city. If you park in the Arch garage there is access from the north end of the park. See maps. More »
Everyday from 03/01/2013 to 03/31/2013Location: Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Diane Fefferman Contact Phone Number: 314-655-1725
Women's History March 2013
Arch Visitor Center Lobby
Do You Know Any Women Like These?
This exhibit displays how 19th century women of the American Frontier embodied similar characteristics to those women you know today.
Participate in this scavenger hunt by searching out women in the west, while exploring history in the Museum of Westward Expansion for answers. (Anyone can participate, program is available at the Information Desk.)
Museum of Westward Expansion
Weekend Public Programs
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:15am and 3:15pm- "Women of the West" (A ranger led 25 minute talk followed by some "Touch" and Q&A time)
Museum Gazettes featuring "Women of the West" will be available to take home upon request from the Information Desk.
Films in the Special Exhibits Gallery-Films to run through out the day.
March1-8: "Dream of Equality"-(NPS) 28 minutes-The film presents an overview of the first public women's rights convention which occurred in the U.S
March 9-15: "Eleanor Roosevelt, Close to Home" (NPS) 12 minutes-An orientation film on the life and work of Eleanor Roosevelt and the issues to which she devoted her considerable intellect and humanitarian concerns.
March 16-22: "The Maggie Walker Story" (NPS) 12 minutes- This film captures the spirit of a woman who became a prominent civic leader, finacier, and business woman during the early twentieth century in Richmond, Virginia.
March 23-31: "Home Front Heros" (NPS) 15 minutes- This is a NEW National Park Service film making it's debut here during Women's History Month. The film will soon begin playing at Rosie the Riveter/World War II home Front NHS, Richmond, CA. The film shows women and minorities taking up traditionally white male jobs to help manufacture warships during World War II.
Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm- Mock trial for the Right to Vote:Virginia Minor v. Happersett or Segregation Laws in the 1880's: Williams v. Bellefontaine.
(Visitors participate in a mock trial by reading scripts, arguing facts, and including a verdict in a historical courtroom. Minimum of six visitor's necessary or a ranger led discussion session will take place.) Museum Gazettes featuring "Women of the West" will be available to take home upon request from the Information Desk.
Special Film Presentation in the Theater at the Old Courthouse
"Dreams of Equality" (NPS) 28 minutes-The film presents an overview of the first public women's rights convention which occurred in the U.S.
Showtimes are at on the bottom of the hour: 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.